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Funeral Costs

It is possible you may be entitled to some state benefits to help with funeral costs.  For more information please see page on bereavement payments.

Your funeral director will be able to advise you about ways of paying for the funeral, including the possibility of using money from the deceased's estate.

If you are having difficulty meeting funeral expenses, Manchester City Council may be able to help.  Please contact  This service will also arrange funerals for people where it is not possible to trace any family members , alternatively where the Deceased died in hospital and no family members can be traced, or if they are unable to fund funeral arrangements, the hospital may arrange a simple funeral.

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